This Thanksgiving was different for us...we changed up our plans to go to the desert for our annual camping trip. As much as I love this tradition, we really needed to take advantage of time at home to begin working on the work written on "the lists".

So I made reservations for four and we enjoyed dinner with my parents at Marie Callender's.

But our Thanksgiving day began very early and just as busy as most everyone else's, except that we were busy in the the rest of the house, not the kitchen. We had several closets and cabinets to sort through so that we could then move out to the garage to do the same on Friday.

We stopped around 2 pm, showered and got ready to meet my parents for dinner at 4 pm. We were surprised at how many people also had reservations and we stood in the "reservation line" to be seated. But once we were seated we had a delicious meal. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans and carrotts, and cranberries. We began our meal with a choice of soup or salad and finished it with a piece of apple or pumpkin pie. We took ours home to eat later. We ended up still being too full later and had it the next day!!!

Friday, we hit the garage with the same intensity as we had the day before (after running some errands) and managed to get through one section of our garage and sort a lot of things into different piles.

Today we had our carpet cleaned and so I did a deep clean on our kitchen (since I was kind of trapped in there with wet carpet everywhere else). Bruce took Kona to the groomer and then worked out in the garage on some more boxes that contained mostly his things. We have a lot of those boxes.

So tonight, we have a clean dog, (who has a clean bed) and we have clean carpet and a clean kitchen (including our refrigerator)! And more stuff got gone through!

Tomorrow...laundry, Christmas decorating, and more box sorting....


debby said...

I swear, next year, we are going out for Thanksgiving dinner! It sounds awesome! Sounds like you had a very productive weekend. I'm impressed!

Laura Ann said...

A clean refrigerator??? Now I'm impressed. Do you know how long it's been since I've actually taken my apart and scrubbed it? Just don't tell the health department!